The Pomegranate’s Star of David

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One can’t help being impressed by the possible influence the pomegranate may have had on the design of the Star of David. Something to ponder…

– Star of David – Inspired by the Pomegranate, Lyzr.info

 

A Pomegranate-Flower…to me it looks like a Magen David.

– Pomegranates In The Temple Service, BY ZEEVVEEZ, Star-of-David.blogspot.com

 

Could there be a connection between the Star of David and the pomegranate?…it is time to ponder whether the pomegranate, which is created by nature, could have been a source of inspiration for the creation of the well-known symbol – the Star of David.

– Star of David – Inspired by the Pomegranate, Lyzr.info

 

The pomegranate…was a favorite design element appearing on the priestly garments and on the pillars at…the Temple in Jerusalem. At its crown, the Pomegranate has a six part star and is the only place the Magen David / Star of David appears in nature.

– SONG OF SONGS (7:13), Israel’s 7 Species: The Pomegranate, Today’s Israel365 Scenes and Inspiration, Israel365.com

 

Jews eat pomegranate seeds at New Year because of a traditional belief that the fruit contains 613 seeds, symbolic of 613 commandments. Continuing the metaphor, the fruit often has a six-pointed crown, which resembles the Star of David.

– Pomegranate (Punica granatum), En.botanic.co.il

 

If one considers the inter-connection between the pomegranate and its crown (created by nature) on the one hand, and the Star of David with its six points (created by man)…which speaks of nature and its many life forms, then one could regard this to be a very curious coincidence indeed.

– Star of David – Inspired by the Pomegranate, Lyzr.info

 

When the beautiful Scarlet Red blossoms fall off the pomegranate bush, the bud that will become the pomegranate fruit looks exactly like the six pointed star of David, the Magen David, and this pomegranate star is believed to have been the origin of the Star of David.

– HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATES – THE ORIGIN OF THE STAR OF DAVID MAGEN DAVID, by Josephine Levin, Homegarden2933.blogspot.com